Like all of Martha Washington's grandchildren, Eliza Parke Custis Law appreciated her family heritage and carefully preserved many Custis and Washington relics for future generations. Additionally, she sought to perpetuate and celebrate new family connections. Eliza commemorated the birth of her second granddaughter by purchasing a two-handled cup engraved with: "Grandmother Custis' gift for her darling Eliza Parke Custis Rodgers."

See also cream pitcher, H-4798.


Silver cup with raised cylindrical body, straight tapering sides, and a slightly concave bottom; center punch on underside; applied rim and footrim; two cast cyma curve arms set opposite of one another.


c. 1820-1824






Overall (H x W x D): 2 3/4 in. x 4 1/2 in. x 2 3/4 in. (6.99 cm x 11.43 cm x 6.99 cm)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds donated by Mrs. Frank X. Henke III, Vice Regent for Oklahoma, and Mr. Henke, 2008


Maker’s mark stamped four times on the exterior bottom of the vessel: “HOLLAND”.

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Colors (Beta)

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